At the end of last summers transfer window us Arsenal fans were pleased to see that Arsene Wenger had finally got his cheque book out and spent, seemingly wisely, on Mustafi, Holding, Xhaka and Lucas Perez, but seven months later we find that, in reality, not much has changed. The Gunners are destined to be, once again, out of the Champions League at the same stage as usual and mired in a battle for a Top Four place, just as we were last season, the season before, and so on and son…..
So it is no surprise that the Arsenal fans are clamouring for Wenger to not sign his new contract extension as nothing seems to change, year in year out, no matter which players come into the squad we just don’t seem to go that extra mile and actually challenge for the Premier League title or get past the last 16 in the Champions League.
But, if we are all honest with ourselves, we all know that Wenger WILL sign that contract and we will have a minimum of another two years with Le Prof in charge, but what will he do to improve the club? The Gunners goalscoring legend Ian Wright thinks that the only way he can stay is if he goes to the market and buys some real quality to bring into the side. “Is he putting himself before the club there?” Wrighty said.
“In respect of saying ‘I have got more to offer’.
“If he does have more to offer then I want him to be there at Arsenal, if that’s the case.
“Sign the players which will take you to the level you need to be.”
“Whatever we say about the players they under-perform at this stage literally every single time, there is something wrong.”
But as i said before, does it matter what players come or which players leave? We always seem to falter at exactly the same time every season.
Would you be happy for Wenger to stay if he spent money of Man United proportions to bring in some quality players that could bring the team up a grade or two?